While New York, Milan and Paris have been known for dominating the fashion month—London has recently emerged as the incubator for launching and sculpting new talent. From South Asian designers like Ahluwalia and Supriya Lele to the LVMH prize winner Nensi Dojaka—LFW has managed to give emerging labels the platform to experiment with fashion. On the other hand, seasoned British designers Harris Reed, Simone Rocha and Matty Bovan have pushed the envelope with their Autumn/Winter 2022 collections—skipping the regular layering memo when it comes to fall dressing. As the second leg of the extensive fashion month comes to an end, here are the 5 highlights that caught our attention from LFW Autumn/Winter 2022.
1. Victoria Beckham Sat Front Row For Supriya Lele
To say that Indian designer Supriya Lele had a full house and a glossy front row for her Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week Presentation is an understatement. Britain’s very own fashion royalty, Victoria Beckham attended the show, sharing the from with supermodel Jourdun Dunn.
2. Model Maggie Maurer Walked Nensi Dojaka’s Runway Pregnant
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Nensi Dojaka is known for her lingerie-style, cut and slash silhouettes—but, it was refreshing to see an expecting model Maggie Maurer, closing the show in a see-through sequin nude dress.
3. Return Of The Experimental Streetstyle
With physical shows making a strong comeback, the streets of London didn’t disappoint when it comes to style. From pantsuits with victorian collared shirts to frilled frock on leather shorts and t-shirt—the mood was to celebrate fashion’s return to normalcy.
4. Molly Goddard And Simone Rocha Take Inspiration From Yesteryear Eras
Designers Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha took a cue from different eras from their Autumn/Winter 2022 display at the London Fashion Week. While Molly was influenced by Portobello and Camden market during the ’80s and ’90s, Simone gave victorian silhouettes a gothic treatment.
5. Bethany Williams And Roksanda Ilincic Integrated Art And Handicraft In Their Collections
Bethany Williams opted for a mixed medium of handicraft by using elements like weaving, knitting, printing, patchworking and embroidery. Roksanda collaborated with Irish artist Eva Rothschild, to showcase the duality between realism and dreaming. Both art and handicraft were at the forefront when it came to the source of inspiration for designers this season.
Streetstyle image credit: ImaxTree
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